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in the news this saturday morning june 4th san francisco firefighter continues to fight for his life after a bad have. >> a man suspected of beating bryan stow the daughter speaks up and says they were not at dodger stadium. >> very strong weather and now we have reports of record rainfall and some of those records have been around for a long time. jeff martinez joins us. >> since 1934 we broke the
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record for daily rainfall and also in oakland with more than half an inch of rain. many areas picking up three-quarters to an inch stretching all the way down to the south. so you can see light to moderate rain going on in most areas and heavy rain as we head further to the south. from salinas and down to the south, monterey bay we'll zoom in and coming down in santa cruz. we're expecting perhaps two to three inches of rain up in the higher mountains, santa cruz mountains and down in the lower valleys at least two inches of rain. slowly pushing to the east. now, here is the culprit. very unusual for this time of the year. we have a big ridge of high pressure but a huge storm system continues to push moisture into our area and it will be with us for the next 48 hours. we should get a little bit of break as the cold front moves through. hopefully the giants can get
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their game off today but showers will pick up once again tonight. >> san francisco firefighter clings to life after being badly burned in a house fire that killed his colleague on thursday. flags are flying at half-staff to honor vincent perez that succumbed to the fire. now a report. >> the outpouring of support is everywhere a steady flow of sadness and kindness. it's all for anthony valerio. >> we try to do the best we can to save his life. >> they are keeping his medically paralyzed in order to help his breathing. if he moves a little bit it will injury his breathing. >> he is in a coma.
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53-year-old inhaled hot poisonous spoke smoking which damaged his lung. he also has burns across 12% of his body. mostly on his arms legs and face. >> he still has no idea whether or not it's going to go one way or the other. >> valerio has been unconscious since they found him and perez in the hallway of the burning home. >> we're devastated. this is a tough time. fact to have one down and have one in the hospital in critical condition is hard to talk about. >> it's not easy. >> everyone has a black band. we lost a brother and we have one in the hospital. it's difficult for us. >> but most in public service know they still have a job to do. during shifts if they can't come to the hospital they visit station houses. >> the other firehouses and neighbors are offering coffee
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it's touching. >> valerio's family are here from all over including los angeles and bakersfield. in san francisco, lisa amin gulezian, "abc 7 news." we're now hearing the audio from fire department radio transmissions moments after the two arrived on scene and went inside the burning home. >> we're working a working fire. >> we got an active fire -- >> that turned out to be the last radio transmission sent by lieutenant perez a small electronic alarm set off an alert that warned other rescuers that the men were in trouble.
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they called 26 but said engine 20 it appears the veteran firefighters followed procedures properly. >> these are all very competent firefighters. great engine companies and truck companies. but it went horribly wrong, this is was a dangerous fire and they were being very cautious. >> there are two separate investigations into the fatal fire. one will review safety procedures and because the fire is not obvious an arson task force has been set up. the suspect in beating fan bryan stow will remain jailed on a parole violation but a hearing official found no evidence to
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link him to that beating. his nine-year-old daughter tells investigators and reporters what he was doing when stow was beaten. >> reporter: the nine-year-old daughter of the ramirez says she was with her dad. they were not a dodger stadium and her father did not have a shaved head like the suspect seen in the composite sketch. >> he did have hair. he played around with me but he didn't want to listen. so he had cut the hair and then couple days later he shaved it. >> the fourth grader and the mother don't want to be identified on camera but ramirez daughter wanted to defend her father since the arrest.
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the nine-year-old met with detectives on thursday. >> the mother says her daughter was not been coached on what to say except to tell police and reporters the truth. >> she was with her dad. ramirez remains jailed for allegedly violating his probably. a probably commissioner has found no probable cause to hold ramirez to hold stow for the attack but in time more evidence will be presented. >> the call was to bind him over for a full parole hearing that goal was met. if anybody thinks i am going to present a whole case -- >> police have until june 20th to build a case against him when he has full parole hearing on the unrelated gun charge.
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>> the family and friends of michelle le held a vigil last night. it's been more than a week since she disappeared. the reward for her safe return has increased to $40,000. tomas ramon has more from hayward. >> it went up for friends and family and supporters for michelle le in a candlelight vigil here in hayward. >> we have love and compassion because we are missing her and we want and need her a back. >> more than a hundred people gathered on the court to give her support for her. photos were distributed to the crowd and $40,000 reward was announced. the cousin says they have done everything they can think of to help find her. >> we are packing up flyers and billboards and mobilized facebook groups a complete
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strange ser helping us out and going door to door. we've talked to media. we're exhausted. >> showing exhaustion the father talked about her desire to be a nurse like her deceased mother. >> she wants to follow her mom's footsteps and become a nurse. partly to pay back to society given her a chance to become somebody. >> it was a nurse mentoring problem she was last seen a week ago. they found her abandoned car where a candlelight vigil was held for her on ponderosa court. they say her sister is not likely to disappear. they have no suspects but a former best friend is a person of interest. i'm tomas ramon, the "abc 7 news." >> the f.b.i. is taking over the
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investigation of three former police officers and a private investigator facing drug and corruption charges in contra costa county. mark peterson the growing law enforcement scandal is too much of a burden for his office and he wants to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. they worked for cnet and chairman says he is hundred percent behind the federal investigation. >> there is a difference between a cop and a criminal. when you cross that line you no longer a cop and we are going to investigate you as we're going to investigate anyone else. >> they have pled not guilty. coming up next the john edwards' indictment and the money he spent to cover up an affair. and why president obama is placing the auto industry after being bailed out by the 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former secretary of state lawrence eagleburger has died. he is the only foreign career service officer to rise to secretary of state. as assistant secretary of state he served under henry kissinger. he was secretary of state for five months after james baker stepped down. details of the death have not been announced. he was 80. >> two time presidential candidate john edwards has pleaded not guilty to illegally using campaign contributions to cover up an affair. edwards was indicted on six felony counts. prosecutors claim the former senator solicited and spent
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$925,000 to hide an affair with the woman during a bid to the white house. >> there is no question i have done wrong but i take full responsibility for having done wrong. i will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that i've caused, but i did not break the law and i never ever thought i was breaking the law. >> edwards' attorney says it was not a campaign contribution because it was never intended to the campaign. >> in the history of campaign law, no one has ever been charged either civilly or criminally with the claims brought against senator edwards today. >> if convicted he could face a five-year prison sentence and $250,000 fine for each of the six counts. >> president obama is thanking american auto american workers
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to make a turnaround. they have turned a profit forget first time since 2004. he personally thanked the workers at a chrysler plant. >> chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes american taxpayers during support during my presidency and repaid that money six years ahead of schedule. this year we reached a deal on to sell remaining stake and chrysler will be hundred percent in private hands. >> american automakers are creating jobs strongest rate since the 199is0's. general motors plans to rehire all the workers the company laid off just before the president took office they were on the brink of collapse and had to slash more than 400,000 jobs. june means ball games pick
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in nicks and weddings and the wet outdoors. very wet. organizers of the escape from alcatraz may have to shorten the bicycle portion of the race. that is tomorrow. union street fair will go on rain or shine. local merchants say crowds will be as big as usual. they postponed a wedding earlier this year because of rain and they'll have to adjust their plans yet again today. >> it was supposed to be all outside all day long now we'll have to go inside and squish everybody in three rooms. it's been really great we love you whatever we can do. >> just so to show you how rare june rain, the giants last june rainout took place in 1992. oakland a's they've never had a home game washed out in june. according to jeff the giants will get the game in.
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>> keep your fingers crossed there might be a break just enough time. we broke a record since 1934 with more than half an inch of rain already. we're going to add to that throughout the day today. we do have airport delays about an hour delay right now at sfo because of the reduced visibility and the rain. keep that in mind. i'll have the accu-weather forecast and when we'll dry things out. we'll take a live doppler radar in hd, as well. >> the kid makes his debut brandon crawford. larry beil has the highlights coming up in sportrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrt
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>> dan: may left something to be desired but june has gone downhill quickly. >> it's amazing. half an inch of rain we should have three-quarters of an inch in the city and one day alone. that would be a record 1934 we broke that record. many areas will see records broken today. i bet you this whole month rainfall records will be broken. check out live sutro cam showing the raindrops across the beautiful city. that will be the case throughout much of the day. hopefully breaks this afternoon to get the game in. bring the rain gear very good
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saturday morning to you live doppler showing everybody getting a little bit of rain. up in the north bay cloverdale you've had half an inch. as we head down to santa rosa here in the city, as well. heaviest amounts has been down in the south bay. santa cruz mountains perhaps two to three inches of rain we're expecting tomorrow. another band off the coast beginning to move on shore monterey salinas and all these areas getting heavy rain right now. look at the storm system. we rarely see this. more of a winter type system. very big area of low pressure drawing up lots of moisture. its cutoff low that will be with us the next 24-48 hours. temperatures in the 50s. it could top off in the low 60s. rain is expected throughout much of the day with scattered showers this evening and again records falling everywhere.
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here is a look accu-weather forecast. we take you through monday. system will finally move out of here but it will move out of here. maybe some breaks as we check out the forecast for the giants game. hopefully as 1:00 start time a little bit of break in the showers and get the game going but maybe see some delays we'll keep an eye on that. later on tonight the showers will return and by sunday as well as the low pushes on out. showers and maybe thunderstorms popping up, too. looks like we'll get it all with the showers and temperatures down south will be in the 60s in monterey and santa cruz 63. accu-weather seven-day forecast stormy right through the weekend and part of monday but after that we'll dry things out nicely. by tuesday through rest of the weekend warming up -- we need that. is perhaps 80s in. >> and that is where we should
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be, in the 80s inland. something kind of juneish. >> it's cold system moving through and record rainfall and portion of sierra they had record snow. if you are heading to lake tahoe rain in the high elevations through saturday maybe sunday so be prepared for that. >> thanks very much. in sports this afternoon just as will happen, madison bumgarner scheduled to start against the rockies. last night the first place giants returned home from a seven-game road trip trying to maintain their goal. >> they had two last night and beat the rockies. light drizzle to worry about throughout this bottom of fourth cody ross doubles and sanchez, come on down 2-1. brandon crawford with his mom in
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the crowd the pride of pleasanton doubles and giants 3-1, matt cain doing what he does best strikes them out and he gets them, too. brian wilson catches him swinging 3-1. >> giants organization apologized for inflammatory comments about sabian suggested that scott cousin00 malicious intent. >> i don't blame the kids. not be hard-nosed if i don't hear from cousins or doesn't play in the big leagues -- >> posey is out for the season counsel have cousin says getting
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death threats about this. nobody is happy about this. cousins has repeatedly apologized. it's one of those unfortunate things that happen sometimes. giants say sabian was just frustrated. >> we all know brian very much. as well as i know him he let his emotions settle down. he is not trying to demonize any player. >> better news panda in san jose pablo sandoval beginning his reassignment and last bat got caught, san jose giants won it 13-1. >> a's starred a rope trip in boston instantly fighting their lost offense. a's up 2-0 and mark ellis
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grounder gets by jeff lowery. david ortiz monster ties it up at four. derek barton, second r.b.i. in this game but they can't close it out. here it comes there it goes he takes michael worth deep and gone and a's lose 8-6. >> to college baseball stanford facing kansas state. kenny doubles to center. two r.b.i.s in this game never looked back pitcher mark lapel gave up three runs on seven hits stanford wins their opener 10-3. >> elsewhere cal loses to baylor to 6-4.
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mike shumann will be here with all the weekend sports at 5:00 6:00 and 11:00. i'm larry beil. >> up next a new marijuana club opens in san francisco's mission district not far from a neighborhood school and another pot club. >> i'm. >> a late state budget will hurt my contacts are so annoying. they're itchy, dry and uncomfortable. i can't wait to take 'em out
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the state controller is threatening to hit lawmakers where it hurts if they don't get a budget deal done in time. if you want your money make sure california gets its money. nannette miranda has the details. >> reporter: the state that churns out lawmakers paychecks could come to a grinding halt the controller is threatening to permanently dock lawmakers pay for every day the spending plan is late. he says he is following proposition 25 which voters passed last november. >> the voters make lawsuit clear if you don't finish the budget you won't get paid. >> reporter: last year it was hundred days late. at typical salary of $935,000 a
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year they each lost almost $50,000. while eventually they got the money back when they passed the budget the new law forbids it. no retroactive pay. >> it ought to be their job. when folks do regular jobs don't do their jobs they don't get paid. >> no paycheck is worrisome. >> it's difficult for people who are trying to get by my wife and i are certainly in that category. >> will it be tough on the family? of course, it will, but not having a budget will be tougher on more people in the state. >> critics say lawmakers should not be put in a position to vote for a bad budget just so they can pay their mortgage. privately politicians told me a lawsuit is possible because technically a budget was passed by governor brown in march but it did not involve the entire
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deficit. the law does not say the budget has to be balanced but the comptroller believes it does. >>this have to come to an agreement on the budget if they want to be paid. >> reporter: proposition 25 makes it easier to pass a budget meaning just a majority vote but because brown's budget keeps the temporary tax hikes going for five more years, it will be much harder. chuck reed has unveiled his final plan to close the $115 million deficit. his proposal would eliminate 600 city jobs. it would be cuts across the board and affect all dpts departments even police. that department will lose hundred positions despite leaders agreeing to a 10% pay cuts. the mayor projects an $80 million deficit in 2012. >> i want everybody focused on how we can avoid cutting
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services to the public in 2012. that is big task but i think we have opportunities to allow us to achieve that. >> the proposal need to be approved by the city council. san carlos members are going to interview 11 applicants for city councilmember. a councilmember died of a heart attack and they have. >> candidates have wide range of business and experience. the council's appointee would participate in the election of a new mayor. >> palo alto is expected to approve a package of ordinances for stanford university's massive medical expansion. $3.35 billion project is the biggest development in the history of palo alto. it will modernize stanford hospital and add a million square feet of office space over 20 years. it's an idea that came up four years ago.
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nearly 100 public meetings have been held and still critics worry about increase in traffic and noise and the need for more local housing. once approved work could start this summer and finish up in 2018. >> alameda county's busiest hospital has started a major renovation they broke ground on the new highland hospital. updated new front entrance and seismic safety upgrades. $668 million upgrade is the biggest construction project in the entire east bay. >> supporters call it a medical marijuana cawnabis dispensary but there is new one slated to open up right by a day-care center in the mission district. neighbors and parents are fired up. i'm in the business to help people. >> reporter: that is why dimitri wants to turn this doctor's
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office into an alternative health clinic a dispensary for medical marijuana. he says he wants to be a good neighbor. >> it's going to be located in thes in of the building and single entrance. there will be a security guard and cafe will be located on the storefront in front of the building with outdoor sitting. >> the cafe in front and marijuana in back and neighbors up in arms. >> we don't feel it's appropriate business to put at this location. >> christopher passed out 500 flyers to his neighbors. there is already one three blocks away. >> there are so many pot clubs in one corridor. is that fair? you don't see one in pacific heights? you don't see pot clubs in other neighborhoods and they are all here. >> the planning commission approved it unanimously. there were no grounds to deny. >> it it's an alternative medical treatment that allowed
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by law. this location is on the right side of the low but just barely. >> marijuana dispensaries are required to be at least thousand feet away from the nearest school. this happens to be 1087 from st. anthony's elementary. >> more troubling just over a hundred feet from a day care. but under the law a day care doesn't count as school so the commissioner says the board's hands are tied. neighbors say they plan to appeal the decision. jonathan bloom, "abc 7 news." >> jeff joined us again. rain keeps on coming adding to the record amount we received for state in san francisco today. >> broke a record set back in 1934 more than half an inch. three-quarters of an inch in the city and it's really coming down golden gate give yourself time
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slow down and ponding on the roadways and live doppler 7-hd coming up and show you how long the wet weather will last in just a few minutes. >> also ahead 30th anniversary of the aids epidemic the strategy now for fighting it.
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karina rusk reports. >> the cement plant in cupertino has been testing new technology to reduce the amount of mercury emissions comes from ace facility. they have been turning limestone into cement for decades and people have been more concerned about the toxic byproducts. >> we are inventing a new technology. we are the first in california applying this emission reduction technology. >> they deployed an activated carbon injection system last month. this chart illustrates early test results that show mercury going into the air is reduced by 90%. one neighborhood group critical of the operation is applauding the efforts. >> they have been one of the highest mercury me mitters in the industry and they are first now to do this. >> they will be installing a
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monitoring system in october and that system should reassure everyone that there are significant mercury reduction. >> the entire cement industry is under orders from the federal government to comply with new standards by 2013. they praise them for making changes. >> they actually didn't have to comply until 2013 so it shows true good faith to the community and commitment to air quality that they have met that is more than two years early. >> he says the efforts to reduce emissions the system will likely be adopted by other plants across the country. rain is coming down and jeff we have records dropping. it's on whole new standard. >> we average tenth of an inch in june we've had three-quarters
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of an inch in the past 12 hours or so. it was coming down this morning and many areas were getting decent or moderate rainfall. we'll take a look outside. you can see what is hatching. as we look back toward the city and bay bridge, it's been a wet soggy morning. definitely going to be a rainy on and off during the day especially in the morning hours. let's take a look live doppler 7. hope you are enjoying your day so far. from cloverdale down to the south many areas picking up half to three-quarters of an inch only going to add to those totals throughout the day. down to the south bay heaviest amounts more than an inch of rain south of san jose as we head into monterey bay. you've seen rain all morning long and another band especially up towards santa cruz you can see that wet southerly flow and
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again that is going to be case as the area of low pressure is going to be with us. kind of cut off, cut-off low it's going to stay here and spin for the next 24-48 hours. here is the cold front right about here. i'm thinking about 1:00 to 2:00 it will move on through. as it does we'll get a little bit of a break in the rainfall so hopefully be able to get in some outdoor activities this afternoon, but here is the forecast right through about 6:00 today. still some rain out there but a little bit of a break in the overnight hours by sunday morning, the low starts moving in and keeps giving us impulses with scattered showers and monday finally gets out of here and tuesday through the rest of the week looking much better. again record rainfall amounts all across the area more than an inch. santa cruz mountains up to three inches of rain expected by tomorrow. big again today let's see what
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is going to happen. hopefully we'll get a break in the clouds and showers be able to get the game going see minor delays hopefully we'll get a few breaks to get the game going. i think later on tonight is when the showers will pick up again tonight. temperatures in the 60s in most areas with those winds, a little breezy scattered showers on and off throughout the day. down to the south that is where the heaviest amounts of rain will be in the 60s gilroy 67 salinas 66 and accu-weather seven-day forecast again kind of wet today and tomorrow and through monday morning -- monday morning we'll dry it out right through the rest of next week is looking pretty good finally. up to the 70s and 80s. it's been a crazy spring wet and cool storm after storm. >> turning the corner like monday afternoon. looking good.
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>> much better. 30 years ago the world first begin to hear of a terrifying disease five gay men came down with a strange disease. a year later that disease was given to a name people feared as death sentence. lyanne melendez reports. >> in 1981 they referred to it as a gay plague. at the time the survival rate was zero and the virus made its way to other groups. they were diagnosed 26 years ago. >> i told my mother she started crying. >> fear spread throughout communities because so little was known about the disease and san francisco general hospital quickly became a model for aid care. in 1982 dion jones worked in the aids ward. >> we wanted to prove to the world it was the right thing to do and safe thing to do.
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>> alan auldridge. >> in the late 80s names that died echoed in washington, d.c. despite years of advances jones says the stigma is still there. >> what is happening like i did recently and say i'm hiv positive they are still reacting 30 years ago i'm going to die and i can't tell anybody. >> it helped push african-americans to get tested. he was diagnosed in 1990. >> they are scared of the unknown. but they have to realize that we are living longer. now, it's about hiv and aging. >> the world became familiar with azt and then protease inhitters were approved.
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the chief of ucsf chief of aids division. >> aids has been transformed by therapy. it's gone hundred percent fatal disease to a treat al disease. >> a new breed of researchers focuses on treating patients earlier to stop the virus replicating and doing more damage. >> can you show shutting down viral replication and removing it from the body can you show that confers long term benefits patients. >> researchers say it may be time this one is developed. lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." >> don't go away, 7 on your side is next. >> when you weigh your luggage at the airport can you trust the scales? 7 on your side i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i
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i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i
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an overweight bag can cost you. can you trust the scales? >> most airlines allow checked bags to weigh up to 50 pounds without additional charges and go above that you will pay. one ounce over and fees ranging from $25 to $150. the average is $50 or $60. >> i hope not. hopefully, if it's like one or two pounds, all right it's okay. it depends. i hope they let you fly. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> with that much money on the line should you trust the airport scales? >> we went to the three bay area airports to test for ourselves without letting anyone know what we were up to in advance. think of it as a pop quiz.
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>> we began at the department of weights and measures in contra costa county. i bought a 50 pound bag of sand and now we're taking away sand until the total weight is exactly 50 pounds. then, it is off to the airport at mineta, san jose we check more than a dozen scales. this one reads exactly 50 pounds. one next to it exactly 50 pounds, too. differently airlines difficulty scales the exact same did different scales. >> but no 50 pounds. >> it's awesome. you think they would try to swindle you a little bit. >> it was the same at sfo every scale weighed in exactly 50 pounds.
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over in oakland the scales by and large read 50 pounds but this one underweighed by almost half a pound this one underweighed by one-tenth of a pound. finally an overweight, but when we move the luggage around it settled in exactly at 50 pounds. >> are you surprised the scales are all exact? >> certainly would be. >> so what if it weighs more than allowed. here are two tricks. if the bag is overweight by a few ounces juggle the 'bag back and forth and it doesn't work ask to use the next scale. >> and rain is putting a damper on brides to be. >> it was is suppose to be outside all day long. >> and impacting one summer
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plans including one couple's wedding.
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are right for you. transitions lenses are available at a site for sore eyes location near you. >> dan: first weekend in june and if your plans include outdoors activity you are probably trying to change them. the escape from alcatraz triathalon is trying to do. >> we work on flexibility. >> they may today my the course. >> because the athletes start from there but we have the ability to shorten the swim. >> the run will stay the same. other athletes will be at the colorado game. all games are a go now. the annual union fair goes rain or shine. they think it will be ago big as usual. >> you may not see it on the street but for the stores and
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restaurants it will be great it will push them inside. >> one event has been cancelled alameda antique sale won't be going on sunday. it's been rescheduled for next sunday. >> i'm from seattle and we make margaritas in the rain. >> in tiburon we'll see the rain's effect and they have gone through an renovation. >> it's not easy when the sun is not shining but you have to come through with food and service. >> this week rental companies are getting calls for heaters and canopies. >> usually this time of years they are collecting cobwebs in the back. >> earlier this year they postponed their wedding because of rain. >> sbas supposed to be all outside all day long and now we're going to have to go inside and squish everybody in three rooms. >> the wedding planner says okay
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you always need a plan "b" for your friends. >> as long as the couple keeps their guests comfortable they will be on okay. >> we thought we would be safe in june. >> juneuary. and last time the giants were rained out was june 29th of 1992 and also the rain has dampened hair spray -- the mountain play has been cancelled for their performance. >> and afternoon plans have to be cancelled? >> it's an active weather day. hopefully this afternoon we'll have a little bit of break around 1:00 about 2:00 as the cold front moves on through. meantime game time go giants front moves on through it should draw things out a little
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bit but a lot of rain picking up close to an inch of rain mill valley, close to an inch. almost an inch in the city setting a record for the state for daily rainfall rates. down to the south heavy rain going on as we head to salinas santa cruz picking up three inches of rain by tomorrow. as we put it into motion rain continues through today and tomorrow but good news we'll get a break by monday afternoon and wednesday and friday looking good. >> thanks for joining us. stay connected 24/7 at abc7news.com.
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